The Essay The Writer's Dickens, Romesh Gunesekera - The Orphan Eye
2/5 Romesh Gunesekera on how Dickens addresses the move from childhood into the world beyond.
Free Thinking Festival Free Thinking in the Summer, York Festival of Ideas - Wars of the Roses
Rana Mitter examines the legacy of the War of the Roses from the York Festival of Ideas.
The Essay The Writer's Dickens, Tessa Hadley - Rooms and Reality
1/5 Tessa Hadley on how Dickens paints the reality of his world through characters' houses.
Night Waves Conor McPherson, 700th anniversary of Boccaccio, David Kynaston, Chris Harding
Matthew Sweet and David Kynaston discuss Britain in the late 1950s.
Sunday Feature The Gospels Come Home
Author David Almond explores what the Lindisfarne Gospels mean to people in the North East